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Antigone's Claim

Kinship Between Life and Death

Antigone's Claim by Judith Butler
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The celebrated author of Gender Trouble here redefines Antigone's legacy, recovering her revolutionary significance and liberating it for a progressive feminism and sexual politics. Antigone has long been a feminist icon of defiance. But what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes, since the form of defiance she exemplifies also leads to her death. Butler argues that Antigone represents a form of feminist and sexual agency that is fraught with risk. Moreover, Antigone shows how a culture of normative heterosexuality obstructs our capacity to see what sexual freedom and political agency could be.

Columbia University Press; June 2010
112 pages; ISBN 9780231518048
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Title: Antigone's Claim
Author: Judith Butler
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